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Philadelphia

102.1 WIOQ flips from Oldies to Rhythmic CHR “Q102”


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On November 18, 1987, two Philadelphia radio stations changed formats to oldies within minutes of one another: “Hot Hits” 98.1 WCAU-FM became “Oldies 98” WOGL, while Rocker “Q102” WIOQ became “Solid Gold 102”. The battle between the two stations would last for 14 months until WIOQ was sold to EZ Communications. Under new PD Mark Driscoll, the station debuted a Rhythmic CHR format under the resurrected “Q102” moniker that has lasted to this day in various forms.

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  1. Cool sounding flip, and proof that Rhythmic CHR sounded SO much better before gangsta rap, when it actually played real dance music! Taylor Dayne, Karyn White, Rick Astley and Paula Abdul!

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